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Regretting and being ashamed over a sin

Question

Is this Hadith suitable to quote?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Anyone who did a wrong or committed a sin and is ashamed of it, then this will be his atonement.”

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The virtues of reaching old age

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Please verify the authenticity of the following narration:

‘No one reaches forty years in Islam except that Allah protects him from madness, leprosy and leucoderma. When he is fifty, Allah makes easy his reckoning. When he reaches sixty, Allah grants him repentance. And when he reaches seventy, Allah loves him and the inhabitants of the heavens love him. And when he reaches eighty, Allah accepts his good deeds and overlooks his sins. When he reaches ninety, Allah forgives his past and future sins, he is named ‘the prisoner of Allah on earth’ and is granted intercession (for forgiveness) for his family.’

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The Hadith that says four things should be done in abundance in Ramadan

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In a recent bayan a Moulana stated It is reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

We must do four things in abundance in the month of Ramadan:

1. Recite the first Kalimah as much as possible

2. Say – Istighfar (Seeking Forgiveness)

3. Make Du’a – Asking Allah to grant us Jannat.

4. Make Du’a – Asking Allah to save us from Jahannam.

Is this correct?

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The Du’a of a Haji

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People have been saying that when one returns home from having completed Haj or ‘Umrah, their dua’s are accepted for forty days. I have never come across this before and am questioning its authenticity. Please can you enlighten me on this matter?

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Hadith on zina (adultery)

Question

Please provide the reference to the following:

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

Iman is a garb with which Allah clothes whomsoever He wishes. If a person commits adultery, this garb is snatched away and if he repents, it is again returned

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How many times to recite ‘istighfar’?

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There is a narration in Bukhari where Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) says that:

I seek forgiveness more than 70 times a day

There are also narrations in Abu Dawud and Nasai’ which, if I am correct, asks for 100 times a day.

Please classify if the narrations in Abu Dawud and Nasai’ are also Sahih? 

I understand that we should do istighfar as many times as possible, but when wanting to practice on the above, which number should I adhere to?

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Hadith on asking for ‘afiyah (protection)

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I would appreciate if you could provide the narration and reference where Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advised Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to ask for ‘aafiyah (protection and safety):

O Siddiq, keep asking for well-being and forgiveness

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Istighfar (seeking forgiveness) in Rajab

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I received the following message today regarding a particular Istighfar that should be read in Rajab and Sha’ban. It’s the first time I’ve heard of it. Is there any basis to it, is it authentic?

‘Whoever recites in Rajab or Sha’ban the following istighfar 7 times a day, Allah will send a message to the angels who write down his deeds, to tear apart his book of sins’

Astaghfirullahal azimil ladhi la ilaha illa huwal hayyul qayyumu wa atubu ilayhi tawbata ‘abdin zalimin linafsihi la yamliku li nafsihi mawtan wala hayatan wa la nushura

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Do not delay in five things

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Please provide the correct translation and reference of the following:

Sayyiduan ‘Ali (radiyallahu’anhu) said that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) advised haste in 5 matters: Establishing Salah, repentance before death, completing the funeral rites of the deceased, paying off debts, marriage when a suitable match is found. Jazakumullah.

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